Review of Guardianship or Administration Order
After the appointment of a guardian or administrator, SAT will specify a period within five years in which the order is to be reviewed. At a review, SAT will determine whether a guardian or administrator is still necessary and if so, whether the terms of the original order need to be amended.
A review must also be held before this specified date if necessary, if the Guardian or Administrator:
- wishes to be discharged from their responsibilities
- is no longer able to fulfil their responsibilities to the person with the decision-making disability because of physical or mental incapacity
- is found to have been guilty of neglect or misconduct in relation to the person with the decision-making disability.
People that can apply to SAT at any time for a review are:
- the person with the decision-making disability;
- the guardian (but only in respect of the guardianship order under which they act);
- the administrator (but only in respect of the administration order under which they act);
- the Public Advocate; or
- the Public Trustee.
Other interested parties will first need to apply for leave to apply for a review.
Last updated: 11 April 2023
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